At CES last week, the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association (APMA) Unveiled a working prototype of project arrowCanada’s first zero-emission connected vehicle.
“The unveiling of Project Arrow, the first all-Canadian concept vehicle, is a historic milestone that showcases the best of Ontario’s automotive and technology sectors,” said Vic Fedelli, Minister Economic Growth, Employment Generation and Trade, “Our government is proud to support this innovative project and the continued collaboration between industry partners.”
developed in Automotive Center of Excellence in OshawaProject Arrow is the “largest industrial collaboration project in Canadian automotive history”, with 58 Canadian companies contributing to the development of the concept vehicle by providing parts and components.
Over the past three years, the project has also received more than C$8 million in funding from several government bodies, including C$5 million from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) and C$2 million from the Ontario Vehicle Innovation Network (OVIN). Contains $1.8 million. ,
Additionally, the Ontario government announced an investment of $56.4 million through OVIN over the next four years to accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles and mobility technologies.
Some of the companies contributing to the project include Windsor-Essex-based Attractive, YQG Technologies, Normco Group, TRQSS, Toronto-based Cybits and Mynt, and Quebec-based LadderTech.
“The Ontario government challenged us to build this vehicle and they were the first to support us when we launched Project Arrow,” said APMA President Flavio Volpe. “This investment is another part of this government’s incredible and unprecedented commitment to Ontario’s automotive industry.”
project arrow was first announced by APMA at CES 2020, following which the association launched a nationwide competition, Won In the same year the specifications for the concept vehicle were designed by students of Carleton University. Virtual creation of vehicle and car led respectively Ontario Tech University and the virtual reality of the Windsor Essex Economic Development Commission cave,
According to driving.caThe final vehicle, expected to debut in 2025, will cost around $60,000 with a run rate of 50,000 units built per year.
Project Arrow claims its vehicles are aimed at Canadian drivers, but its unveiling at a US trade show suggests the company may eventually reach global consumers. pc magazine Reported.